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Education for Refugees


According to the United Nations Refugee Agency known as the UNHCR, a refugee is defined as:

someone who, owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country; or who, not having a nationality and being outside the country of his former habitual residence as a result of such events, is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to return to it…

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Social Research

Volunteer Partnership with MJ Morgan Group

This past summer, the LSS/NCA Baltimore office welcomed Charles Nolan Wietcher from MJ Morgan Group as an employment services volunteer. MJ Morgan Group has been a very strong employment partner since 2011 and has decided to send a volunteer twice per month to our Baltimore location to be more involved with LSS/NCA efforts. 157 more words


Many unaccompanied Central American youth traumatized

Many of the 30,000 (some articles say 60,000) Central American unaccompanied minors who have entered the U.S illegally since last January have come with histories of trauma. 332 more words


Of 3 million Syrian refugees the US has accepted just 36

Of the 36 million Syrian refugees fleeing the country the US has so far accepted only 36. Half of these refugees are children. Although the US has pledges to accept thousands more, sweeping counter terrorism laws along with the usual long wait of the resettlement process means the refugees wait will be protracted. 218 more words


Bhutanese immigrants in U.S. killing themselves at alarming rate

The suicide rate among Nepali-Bhutanese refugees continues as a subject of concern. The suicide rate among Bhutanese here is 20.3 per 100,000 people, nearly double the rate of 12.4 per 100,000 for U.S. 379 more words


State Department bows to pressure to rescind plan to resettle refugees in Athens

The U.S. State Department has decided to put on indefinite hold the plan this fiscal year to begin resettling refugees to Athens, Georgia after local and state government opposition. 363 more words


Important Information about a new Scam against Refugees‏

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is warning about a new fraud scheme targeting refugees and other recent immigrants.  ORR urges refugees to be aware that there are several criminals seeking to take advantage of newly arrived refugees who may not realize the need to protect their personal information from thieves and other criminals. 108 more words